FACULTY OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT GRADUATE TAKES HOME GOLD AWARD IN ASIA YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD 2017
A graduate from the Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya (UM), Ng Wai How brought home the Gold Award in the Architecture category with his winning design, “The War Museum” at the Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2017. Ng has completed his studies in the Master of Architecture programme and received his degree in October 2017. Being named winner, he is representing Malaysia in the 2018 AYDA Summit for next year’s regional Platinum Award. Also among the top 12 finalists in the same category was Ng Yi Ming, a third year Bachelor of Science Architecture student with his design “Growing and Ungrowing”.
In addition, Ar. Dr. Lim Teng Ngiom from the Faculty of Built Environment who supervises Ng Wai How was also honoured with the Best Mentor Award.
The University of Malaya garnered the Best University/College Award for its submission of over 90 entries into the competition this year.
AYDA is an annual competition jointly organised by Nippon Paint Malaysia Sdn Bhd and developer IJM Land Bhd. Under this year’s theme “You for Tomorrow”, AYDA nurtures the next generation of design talents by providing them a platform to showcase their creative designs in architecture and interior design. This year, it is celebrating its 10th anniversary with more than 1100 entries from Malaysia alone out of more than 5000 across 15 countries in Asia including Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and China to name a few.
The awards were presented in a ceremony held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 5 December 2017.